History teaches us a lot. Those who do not learn history, fail to get some of the most valuable lessons in life. It is because of this, it is very important to brush up on the most important historical events of the past. In this article, we will learn what happened Today in History – September 21 in both India and World. Let us begin.
What Happened On This Day in History – September 21
Today in History – September 21: “India”
1746: Siege of Madras during First Carnatic War ends with France capturing Fort St. George (Madras) from the rival British forces.
1949: Manipur merged with Indian Union.
1984: National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources established.
1984: National Institute of Animal Genetics established.
1992: First batch of women (25 in total) who were inducted into Indian Army as officers started their training in Officers Training School.
Today in History – September 21: “World”
455: With a Gallic Army, Emperor Avitus entered into Rome and consolidated his power.
1435: In Hundred Years’ War, Burgundy switches sides because of the manipulation by the Congress of Arras.
1745: Within 10 minutes of the beginning of the Battle of Prestonpans, Sir John Cope commanded Hanoverian army gets defeated by Jacobite forces.
1776: British forces burn down parts of New York City shortly after occupying it.
1780: British receive West Point plans from Benedict Arnold during American Revolutionary War. Benedict was a general in American Revolutionary War.
1792: Absolute Monarchy abolished in France after the nation was declared as a Republic by National Convention during French Revolution.
1860: Chinese troops lose to Anglo-French forces in Battle of Palikao during Second Opium War.
1898: Hundred Days’ Reform came to an end in China after power was seized by Empress Dowager Cixi.
1939: Far-right legionnaires of Iron Guard – a fascist parliamentary organization – assassinate Armand Călinescu – Prime Minister of Romania.
1964: Malta gained her independence from United Kingdom.
1981: Belize gets full independence from United Kingdom.
1991: Independence earned by Belize from Soviet Union.
1996: United States Congress passes Defense of Marriage Act. Federal recognition of same sex marriage prohibited by the law but states were free of choosing marital definition.